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Workshops Archive - 2017

Announcing the 2017 SRP Planning Workshop!

Building a Better Summer Reading Program

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

9:30 am - 3:45 pm; check in at 9:00 am
Snow date: Friday, February 10, 2017
http://scpl.org 518-388-4000

Registration deadline is February 2, 2017

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/mocpsbN6E0ZLJM1h1

Building a better world starts with Building a Better Summer Reading Program! Join us for a day of learning to construct a summer program that is both functional and attractive - to kids, teens, and families. You’ll leave with many activity and SRP management ideas, a strengthened network of helpful colleagues, and a greater understanding of how to build a better experience for both patrons and staff!

Full day, lunch included: UHLS & MVLS member libraries: $16.00 All others: $50.00

Send checks made payable to MVLS, through delivery or mail to:

Summer Planning Workshop,
Mohawk Valley Library System 858 Duanesburg Road,
Schenectady, NY 12306

Questions? Contact Sue Rokos, MVLS, 355-2010 x226 or Mary Fellows, UHLS, 437-9880 x228

See the flyer for more information

Workshop handouts


Libraries = Education

Friday, April 7, 9:00 – 12:00

UHLS brings you a thought – provoking speaker that may change how you think about, position, and market your library. “Libraries = Education” is an interactive workshop in which you’ll experience a strategy that has been hailed by Library Journal as “a 21st-century model worthy of study and consideration by every library in America, if not the world.”

You’ll learn the steps to rebrand your library as a key educational institution in your community, helping you gain the respect and funding you deserve, dispel misperceptions about libraries, and heighten your library’s visibility and stature with community members and funders.

Free and open to UHLS member library staff, trustees, and volunteers. Registration required. Register by March 31 by adding your information here or by emailing Heidi Fuge at heidi@uhls.lib.ny.us.

For more information, see flyer.

What Happens at the One Stops? Local Workforce Development Resources


Make it Happen! Develop a Literacy Program at Your Library


Adult Program Swap (click for details)


9:30 - 11:30 am

28 Essex Street

Digital Literacy Programming for Adults & Seniors:
Practical Tools for Library Educators
(click for details)


Upper Hudson Library System and Mohawk Valley Library System present

Middle Childhood Matters: Revitalizing Your Library Service to 6-12 Year Olds

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Guilderland Public Library
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

In 2014, Toronto Public revolutionized its delivery of services to children aged 6-12. With a focus on supporting healthy child development and resiliency, the Library created a research-based framework for middle childhood that transformed its programs, services, and spaces. Join us to learn about this internationally acclaimed model, how it fits into what you’re already doing, and ways to adapt it to strengthen your service to school age children.

Complete information, including registration details: here

Training resources


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